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Pokemon On The iPhone 3G?

I think a large market was missed by Nintendo when they decided not to develop some sort of a Pokemon game for the iPhone. It has been quite clear for a long time that the iPhone has become a gaming platform and Pokemon by no means is a graphically intense game that could not be played. You see the games (via roms) available through Cydia.

This guy over at “Loot Ninja” has obviously gone bonkers and if the editor-in-chief’s screen name (drunk pandas) is any indication, they must have obviously been intoxicated on something to make the following claim:

Pokemon on your iPhone is pretty interesting, but I think that this game is a bit silly seeing as the people that own an iPhone are not in the right age group to enjoy Pokemon.

I don’t understand how anyone in their right mind can state that? People with cell phones (including the iPhone) are getting it at a younger and younger age. You see kids as young as freshmen or sophomores in high school with the iPhone and you can’t say that that is not the “right age group”.

Pokemon was became a transcendent game when it came out in 1996 – which was 13 years ago! Let’s just assume that a kid was 10 years old (4th grade) when he started playing at the time the game came out. Today he would be 23 years old and I can tell you from personal experience, that a kid that young at the time would still be very interested in playing Pokemon for the iPhone.

I guarantee that I am not the only one who shares my sentiment. What do you think? Is Pokemon too childish for a mobile device that already has such games as “Wheels on the Bus” and “Toddler Flashcards” amongst countless other children applications that already exist. People need to get away from making excuses for why something should not be done and Nintendo should find a way of getting Pokemon on the iPhone — before I defect to the ways of Cydia and get it myself.


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  1. Koolguy123 says

    Well as much as i wish nintendo would put out a pokemon game for the iphone/itouch i highly doubt this will happen considering the itouch is now considered a handheld console meaning its competition for nintendo. Its like nintendo putting out a mario game for the xbox 360.

  2. cak says

    Crap post. if you think that college students care about pokemon, you need to think a little more. My niece has grown out of pokemon at the age of 7.

  3. Mike DiAmore says

    Much rather see a Pokemon MMO. They absolutely need to develop one, they're mad not to. I think it could become as big as WoW.

  4. Sean says

    I know this is late, but if you think about it, apple and nintendo teaming up would be great for both companies, since they both have a big common enemy(microsoft) if nintendo were to develop pokemon, and mario games for the iphone, it would most likeley be a HUGE succes for both parties. You can only imagine how much square enix has made releasing final fantasy 1 and 2 for iphone. And the same thing with sega and sonic the hedgehog. Like i said both companies have much to gain and nothing to lose.

  5. Mobile Tips Tricks says

    Nice and informative post dear thanks for sharing

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